Mahatma Gandhi was born in India in 1869. He is also called the “great soul” because he did a lot for the independence of India. The country of India was ruled by Britain at that time. Unlike the British soldiers in India, Gandhi fought without violence. For example, there were strikes in many cities: People stopped working. By doing this, they showed that they were against the British.
Gandhi had many followers. Together with them, Gandhi walked almost 400 kilometers to the sea. They let the water dry in their hands until only salt was left. In this way, they defended themselves against the high salt prices that had been set by the British. Although Gandhi had to go to prison several times, he continued to fight for peace and independence. He sometimes even starved for several weeks.
In 1947, Mahatma Gandhi had finally achieved his great goal: India became free. But independence did not mean that the fighting stopped. There are many religions in India and not all of them get along with each other. Many people were opponents of Mahatma Gandhi and only one year after Indian independence he was assassinated. However, today he is still a great role model for many people.